What is the best approach to deliver low temperature and low carbon heat networks?
Can heat consumers enjoy affordable, reliable and low carbon heat? Can heat suppliers lower capex and opex spends and also deliver excellent heat network performance?
What options are out there?
Demand side response
The is about balancing the local grid through embedding flexibility into the design of heat and power usage. As a result the energy required to meet actual demand is minimised.
Fabric first upgrades
This may include fitting insulation or double-glazed windows. These are often quite invasive and disruptive for residents and relatively expensive as a consequence.
Dynamic real-time control
This is managing the energy (the heat) in response to actual conditions and targeting specific return temperature requirements. As such, it is an intervention that is dealing with control, therefore an automatic and ongoing positive impact.
Heat source selection & specification
We can fit a new heat source technology but unless we create the conditions, delivering low return temperatures, it may sit idle. For example, quite a few Gas CHP units have been installed in the last twenty years, as a low carbon measure, but have never been turned on.
Minibems delivers equivalent carbon savings to converting a petrol car to an electric car, for twenty times less capital cost
Reducing our carbon footprint is typically an expensive task requiring extensive capital investment. However installing Minibems onto a heat network typically saves 1 tonne of carbon, per annum, for every apartment it’s fitted into.
With gas prices soaring the opportunity for real and tangible cost savings on heat networks has never been greater.
Minibems can cut an average of 1 tonne of carbon emissions per home per annum – saving you money too. By controlling each apartment with our unique and patented Dynamic flow control system we achieve the savings by optimising flow rates through your HIU.
As finance managers across the UK know, managing budgets is a weekly challenge during these unprecedented times for energy price hikes. This isn’t just bad news for those in charge of managing operational budgets for heat networks, it’s also bad news for families.
Interested in finding out how we can optimise your heat network?